[visionlist] Post-doc opening studying neurovascular coupling and visual processing

Philip O'Herron poherron71 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 26 14:33:54 -04 2023

Dear colleagues,

We are looking for a post-doc for an NIH sponsored project on the role of
functional hyperemia in proper neural function.

It has long been surmised that functional hyperemia (the increase in blood
following neuronal activation) provides oxygen and other metabolic
substrates needed to sustain active neural tissue. However theoretical work
has called this assumption into question.

This project will use state-of-the-art optogenetic techniques to block
functional hyperemia (see our recent pub
https://elifesciences.org/articles/72802) while monitoring blood flow,
neural activity, and various metabolic substrates in neurons, astrocytes,
and the intercellular space using two-photon imaging, electrophysiological
recordings and metabolic sensors.

We seek to determine:

1.      How neural responses to visual stimuli are affected by the loss of
functional hyperemia.

2.      If the metabolic function of the neurovascular unit is altered.

   - For more information about the lab of Dr. Philip O’Herron, see

   - If interested, please contact Dr. Philip O’Herron at
   poherron at augusta.edu.

*Explore and experience Augusta, Georgia: **https://www.augusta.edu/augusta/

Thank you,

Philip O'Herron

Assistant Professor

Department of Physiology

Augusta University

Augusta GA, USA
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